I just can’t get enough of the beautiful trees that were in bloom during “One More Disney Day” at Disneyland. What a great day for shooting!
HDR is useful, fun, and sometimes even necessary to capture the full dynamic range of what the human eye can see through a photo. However, it’s not always necessary. Not every highlight needs to be in-check, and not every shadow needs complete detail. Sometimes there is beauty in the imperfect, and deep darks and bright brights can actually make a photo pop a bit more. Trying to over-perfect a photo in the digital darkroom can make that photo seem fake and less compelling. This type of editing also takes a lot of time for what can be very inconsequential gains. Remember to balance the incremental gains with the amount of time you’re editing a photo. Time is finite, and although sloppy editing to achieve quantity over quality can be just as bad, there’s something to be said for efficiency!
I am staying at a non-Disney hotel, so I can’t take part in the attraction part of the EMH. However, do they kick people out? If I want to walk around and take photos and just stay in the park as long as I want without riding attractions…can I do this?
Although I’m sure other guests (and maybe Disney) frown on what you’re asking to do, I don’t think you’ll have an issue. Disney checks room keys at attraction entrances, but nowhere else that we’ve seen. That doesn’t mean you definitely won’t have an issue, but we doubt you will.
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